Officials: Body of missing Champaign Co. sailor found

Jacob Drake, according to his family, is one of 10 missing sailors aboard the USS John S. McCain.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The body of a missing sailor has been found, according to Senator Sherrod Brown’s office.

Triad High School graduate, 21-year-old Jacob Drake was one of ten missing sailors after the U.S.S John McCain collided with a merchant ship Aug. 21st near Singapore.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio issued the following statement:

“Petty Officer Drake’s passing is heartbreaking news for Ohio and for our nation. Connie and I join the Champaign County community in prayers of peace and comfort for Jacob’s friends and family, as we commit to honor his memory and the ultimate sacrifice he made for our country.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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